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Bedford Embankment

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Bedford Embankment near to the Swan Hotel. The embankment is a nice walk that takes you from the town centre to the cinema with a nice park along the way.

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E: Priory Lock Bedford Bedfordshire

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F: Mowsbury Park Play Area Bedford

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